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(Talking Points Memo)   I will not talk on a log, to a frog, in a bog, in dense fog, about a loan, as it's shown, on an Obamaphone. I will not, could not, let people share. I would not, could not fund Obamacare   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 58
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2013-09-25 07:37:30 AM  
11 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: 17 hours. Wow! Good on him!


Well Dr. Seuss is a bit tough for him to read, so I guess 17 hours is faster than most would expect him to finish it.
2013-09-25 10:25:45 AM  
7 votes:
So it sounds like the GOP needs to use some...
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
Cruze control.

/YEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!
2013-09-25 08:41:58 AM  
7 votes:
Why is a Canadian so upset over progressive health care?
2013-09-25 09:38:01 AM  
6 votes:

Aristocles: Heliovdrake: Aristocles: Ted Cruz is a modern day Abolitionist. He and a handful of other freedom loving Patriots are fighting tooth and nail to Abolish Obamacare.

Aristocles, you need to go.

Teds little stand up routine here doesn't actually accomplish anything, it isn't even a real filibuster for christs sake.

Most of American has already decided to try the Green Eggs and Ham provided by the ACA.

In fact, we voted on it... twice on a national level.

The GoP has failed to do anything about it, 42 times now.

42 times...

failed.

So? We're being held hostage by BOB and the dems. over 50% of Americans don't want Obamacare while about 42% support it. That's a minority controlling the majority, I seem to remember Farklibs warning about the dangers of this.


Who is Bob?

Do you know this Bob of which you speak, or are you just a sneak.

Did you vote for Bob last year, or do you hug your guns in fear?

Where is this Bob of which you speak, is he on a mountain at its peak?

Is he at door, giving alms to the filthy undeserving worthless poor?

Who is Bob, that you post all day about at your job,

that give no insurance for your wife to carry, why did she pick you to marry.

Should you be doing work, you over paid and useless jerk?
2013-09-25 08:15:41 AM  
5 votes:
The junior senator from Texas also negotiated the terms of his speech with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in advance, on Monday.

Reid: So you're going to talk for hours on end?
Cruz: Yes.
Reid: About why you think Obamacare is bad?
Cruz: No, I'm gonna read Dr. Seuss.
Reid: One second, I'm getting a text message from the President. He's got some advice for you.
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2013-09-25 10:14:51 AM  
4 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: He's reading something else now. Don't listen.


Is he reading the Congressional Record, starting at a point one hour in the past, with the hope that he will create an infinite recursion that will crash the entire Federal Government?
2013-09-25 07:08:51 AM  
4 votes:
He will herp up on the Hill. He will derp about the bill.
2013-09-25 10:20:25 AM  
3 votes:
a3.img.talkingpointsmemo.com
2013-09-25 09:29:15 AM  
3 votes:
Next, he's going to read The Lorax when railing against the EPA
2013-09-25 09:24:28 AM  
3 votes:
Also, if I were filibustering, I would post a thread on /b/ saying "DUBS TELLS ME WHAT TO SAY ON THE SENATE FLOOR."  The lulz would be epic.
2013-09-25 11:43:33 AM  
2 votes:

I_C_Weener: Barack OBama. Its a version of shortening a name...for numerous reasons. Like using W instead of President George W. Bush.


Exactly. The use of 'W' by President George W Bush and his campaign staff on officially licensed products to distinguish himself from the similarly named President George H W Bush is identical to some guy on the internet picking some letters to make up a new name for no reason and using it extensively to try to create a meme. Er, I meant numerous reasons, not 'no reason'. Some of the many reasons to make up the new name include: [**remember to put reasons here before commenting**]. I mean, just look at all those reasons.

I_C_Weener: BO makes sense. So does BOB. People complaining about this in a world where "text speak" is acceptable need to get over it. Of course some of those complaining think Obamacare is a bad word and complained when Mr. Obama was elected if people didn't post with a full President Barack Obama.


Again, I agree. BOB makes perfect sense as it fulfills the important role of keeping discussion on the topic of nicknames for the president instead of whatever the article happens to be about. I mean I guess what I'm trying to say is that the most important thing to remember here is "both sides are bad", even when you're facetiously comparing two names made up by the same 'side' to justify what many people are (unjustly, obviously) calling blatant threadjacking.
2013-09-25 11:40:21 AM  
2 votes:
Hahaha he just had to admit that he has a deadline to he speech and that the "Until I can't stand" was a lie.
2013-09-25 11:13:44 AM  
2 votes:
Someone I always wanted to see filibuster but never did is John Kerry, because the question in that case is not whether or not he could make it through the filibuster but whether or not everyone else could.

That right there would be the Democrats' secret weapon.

"Pass the bill, or we filibuster."
"You'll filibuster your own bill?"
"We'll have Kerry do it."
"Dear GOD! That's inhuman! We'll pass! We'll pass! Anything but that!"
2013-09-25 10:34:47 AM  
2 votes:
You do not like Obamacare.
SO you say.
Try it! Try it!
And you may.
Try it and you may I say.

Obama!
If you will let me be,
I will try it.
You will see.

Say!
I like Obamacare!
I do!! I like them, Obama
And I will have health care in a boat!
And I will have health care with a goat...
And I will have health care in the rain.
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
It's so good so good you see!

So I will have health care in a box.
And I will have health care with a fox.
And I will have health care in a house.
And I will have health care with a mouse.
And I will have health care here and there.
Say! I will have health care ANYWHERE!

I do so like
Obamacare
Thank you!
Thank you,
Obama

I do so like
Obamacare!
Thank you!
Thank you,
Obama
2013-09-25 10:10:47 AM  
2 votes:

I_C_Weener: Weaver95: Aristocles: Heliovdrake: Aristocles: Ted Cruz is a modern day Abolitionist. He and a handful of other freedom loving Patriots are fighting tooth and nail to Abolish Obamacare.

Aristocles, you need to go.

Teds little stand up routine here doesn't actually accomplish anything, it isn't even a real filibuster for christs sake.

Most of American has already decided to try the Green Eggs and Ham provided by the ACA.

In fact, we voted on it... twice on a national level.

The GoP has failed to do anything about it, 42 times now.

42 times...

failed.

So? We're being held hostage by BOB and the dems. over 50% of Americans don't want Obamacare while about 42% support it. That's a minority controlling the majority, I seem to remember Farklibs warning about the dangers of this.

Who is this bob person you keep talking about?

Barack OBama.  Its a version of shortening a name...for numerous reasons.  Like using W instead of President George W. Bush.  Some people think its funny and annoying.  Others think its annoying.  But both sides seem desperate to make it happen.


Wow, well i think i've figured out why you're a republican. Bless your heart. I'm sure that no one asking that actually knew what he meant by BOB.
2013-09-25 08:39:56 AM  
2 votes:
"Filibustering" a bill that became law forty-two months ago should really go a long way to combat the perception that Republicans are a bunch of purposeless obstructionists living in the past.
2013-09-25 08:27:33 AM  
2 votes:

Weaver95: WI241TH: So he's saying once Americans try it, they'll love Obamacare?

Maybe a more apt comparison than he intended...

I'm sure that wasn't his intent but I don't credit the GOP with a lot of intelligence. It would be right up their alley to completely misunderstand the message of a dr. Seuss story.


You'd have to be pretty damn dense to forget the last 2 pages of the book just a couple of minutes after you finished reading it.

Maybe we need to define the "Cruz" as a unit of stupidity. Most people would be measured in milliCruzes.
"She was dumb. About 200 mC".
2013-09-25 07:46:58 AM  
2 votes:
So he's saying once Americans try it, they'll love Obamacare?

Maybe a more apt comparison than he intended...
2013-09-25 01:34:08 PM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Dancin_In_Anson: HotWingConspiracy: Tell us what gems we missed

This is what he read:
[...]

Oh that? Yeah Obama already explained to the unions that they cannot have what they want.


Did he at least also explain that, if they try sometimes, they can get what they need?
2013-09-25 01:00:21 PM  
1 votes:

MmmCrime: Lol, Chucky S from NY is mentioning the green eggs and ham discussion. Well played.


so Ted's biggest accomplishments from this little piece of theater have been

1) impressing the morbidly infromed
2) creating a situation in which the dems have to explain a children's story to him.
2013-09-25 12:54:19 PM  
1 votes:
Haha. Chuck Schumer calling out Cruz for reading Green Eggs & Ham, where the moral is 'try it, you might like it'.
2013-09-25 12:48:23 PM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: Am I alone in believing that Senator Cruz resembles a wigless drag queen?


Why are Liberals so afraid of a strong conservative female impersonator?
2013-09-25 12:28:09 PM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: Is Senator Sessions (R-Alabama) unaware that Senator Scott Brown was not re-elected in 2012, undermining Mr. Session's use of Mr. Brown's election as a popular referendum on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?


god, I can only hope that Warren steps up next :D
2013-09-25 12:09:59 PM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Dancin_In_Anson: Dancin_In_Anson: Don't listen.

Judging  from the replies it would seem that most if not all of you took my advice.

Some of us have jobs, man.

Tell us what gems we missed, we were all hoping you were taking notes.


Sen. Mike Lee discussed a childhood accident in which his foot was run over by a car driven by his father and spoke of his longing to be a pirate. Cruz recalled his first Christmas dinner with his future wife's vegetarian parents, which he described as "just like any other Christmas dinner except the entree never comes."
2013-09-25 11:53:04 AM  
1 votes:
Good news is, if it's not a legitimate filibuster, there are ways to shut the whole thing down.

/recycled from the last thread
2013-09-25 11:52:06 AM  
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: Dancin_In_Anson: Don't listen.

Judging  from the replies it would seem that most if not all of you took my advice.


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2013-09-25 11:49:07 AM  
1 votes:
Am I alone in believing that Senator Cruz resembles a wigless drag queen?
2013-09-25 11:45:20 AM  
1 votes:

James!: Corvus: Hahaha he just had to admit that he has a deadline to he speech and that the "Until I can't stand" was a lie.

Yeah, he basically just stood up there and talked while everyone went home.  He isn't filibustering shiat, he's droning on at an empty room and has to go sit down when the adults come back.


What's amusing is the adults came back (Republicans and Democrats) and saying "Ok you had your fun, now go be stupid somewhere else".
2013-09-25 11:45:09 AM  
1 votes:

James!: He'll have to stop talking in a half hour when the Senate reconvenes.


So this whole stunt is essentially the equivalent of me asking my boss if I can sit behind his desk and make important decisions as long as the shop is closed and I have to scram when he comes back in the morning.

Brilliant. Conservatives have decided to run their own separate Congress where they get to win because NO DEMOCRATS ALLOWED. We should charge them for renting out the Capitol.
2013-09-25 11:45:00 AM  
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: 17 hours. Wow! Good on him!


a fake filibuster. how appropriate.
2013-09-25 11:44:15 AM  
1 votes:

MmmCrime: Corvus: Hahaha he just had to admit that he has a deadline to he speech and that the "Until I can't stand" was a lie.

Bingo, seemed that Reid wanted to prove the point that his "friend" wouldn't go on any longer and in fact wasn't filibustering.


Now he is explaining to Jeff Sessions R that this really does nothing. This is embarrassing.
2013-09-25 11:22:38 AM  
1 votes:

PanicMan: Dancin_In_Anson: 17 hours. Wow! Good on him!

But what has he accomplished? What would have been different if he'd been playing World of Warcraft for the past 17 hours instead?


He would have leveled up.
2013-09-25 11:16:05 AM  
1 votes:
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.


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2013-09-25 11:13:14 AM  
1 votes:

SlothB77: We don't know what is in the bill.


This is still a thing?
2013-09-25 11:12:42 AM  
1 votes:
Let's point out another ironic thing thing: he is filibustering the bill that DEFUNDS Obamacare. The bill he demanded the house to pass.
2013-09-25 11:12:19 AM  
1 votes:

somedude210: SlothB77: as wanting poor people to die.

but the poor people can't afford health insurance because they're spending their money on food, clothing and shelter. Surely, it's within our best interests as a nation to make sure that our poorest citizens have the ability to be treated for their medical needs and not have to worry about going bankrupt? We are the richest, most powerful nation in the world, and yet we treat our poor like shiat. Surely, we can do better and must do better and this is but one step to make the lives better for not just the poorest Americans, but all Americans


But..but the poors get to go to the emergency room for free!
2013-09-25 10:31:31 AM  
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: GTATL: Wow, well i think i've figured out why you're a republican. Bless your heart. I'm sure that no one asking that actually knew what he meant by BOB.

I'm just amused by the people on both sides making it a thing.  Its like watching my kids argue over who is touching whom, then doing it to each other and then tattling on them.

A bit of an allegory about life really.  Keep up the good work.


No, this is more like one kid sticking pennies up his nose, and another kid saying "why are you doing that? That's stupid."
2013-09-25 10:28:31 AM  
1 votes:

theknuckler_33: Still waiting to hear why this stunt impresses you.


Annoyed libs.
2013-09-25 10:18:21 AM  
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: SordidEuphemism: So, you're saying "Bob is not a meme" is a meme?

Is Benghazi a scandal yet? style meme.


Leave me out of this.
2013-09-25 10:18:03 AM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Dancin_In_Anson: He's reading something else now. Don't listen.

The Necronomicon? The Pnakotic Manuscripts? The King in Yellow?

The king in yellow was a good read, dammit!


I did not care for Act II. It really drove me crazy.
2013-09-25 10:17:39 AM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: Aristocles: So? We're being held hostage by BOB and the dems. over 50% of Americans don't want Obamacare while about 42% support it. That's a minority controlling the majority, I seem to remember Farklibs warning about the dangers of this.

BOB is not a thing

Farklibs is not a thing

please, for the love of Jebus, come up with some new material.


If he starts thinking up new material then he can't be a republican anymore.
2013-09-25 10:16:23 AM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Dancin_In_Anson: He's reading something else now. Don't listen.

Is he reading the Congressional Record, starting at a point one hour in the past, with the hope that he will create an infinite recursion that will crash the entire Federal Government?


bluraymedia.ign.com
2013-09-25 10:11:58 AM  
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: Weaver95: Aristocles: Heliovdrake: Aristocles: Ted Cruz is a modern day Abolitionist. He and a handful of other freedom loving Patriots are fighting tooth and nail to Abolish Obamacare.

Aristocles, you need to go.

Teds little stand up routine here doesn't actually accomplish anything, it isn't even a real filibuster for christs sake.

Most of American has already decided to try the Green Eggs and Ham provided by the ACA.

In fact, we voted on it... twice on a national level.

The GoP has failed to do anything about it, 42 times now.

42 times...

failed.

So? We're being held hostage by BOB and the dems. over 50% of Americans don't want Obamacare while about 42% support it. That's a minority controlling the majority, I seem to remember Farklibs warning about the dangers of this.

Who is this bob person you keep talking about?

Barack OBama.  Its a version of shortening a name...for numerous reasons.  Like using W instead of President George W. Bush.  Some people think its funny and annoying.  Others think its annoying.  But both sides seem desperate to make it happen.


So, you're saying "Bob is not a meme" is a meme?
2013-09-25 10:06:39 AM  
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: He's reading something else now. Don't listen.


Yes, and the moral of this one is that the little bug never would've gone ka-choo and caused all that mayhem if it had proper access to preventive care.
2013-09-25 09:43:15 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, The Places You'll Go is an allegory for American isolationism as championed by Pat Buchanan. Study it out.
2013-09-25 09:36:59 AM  
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: unexplained bacon: or hilariously unintentionally entertaining the Dem?

Anything that disrupts the government is good in his eyes.


Ted Cruz: America's whoopee cushion
2013-09-25 09:35:25 AM  
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: Free market, government socialism, blah blah.


dude, Obama is blah, not blah blah
2013-09-25 09:31:59 AM  
1 votes:

jntaylor63: Behold Republican Farkers, here is you party's Presidential Nominee!


bwcentral.org
Indeed
2013-09-25 09:25:33 AM  
1 votes:

MattStafford: God, the stuff that I would read if I was filibustering.


I fully intend to submit a fark thread about it beforehand and just do a dramatic reading of the thread, violating decency laws, be damned
2013-09-25 09:23:55 AM  
1 votes:
This is a very brave man going to heroic lengths to save this country.
2013-09-25 09:19:01 AM  
1 votes:
all causes are exactly equal

if you libs cheered on wendy davis you should cheer on anyone who filibusters anything for any reason

like strom thurmond
2013-09-25 09:18:53 AM  
1 votes:
Behold Republican Farkers, here is you party's Presidential Nominee!
2013-09-25 09:18:10 AM  
1 votes:
God, the stuff that I would read if I was filibustering.
2013-09-25 09:15:23 AM  
1 votes:
Does anyone else get the delicious irony of him reading Green Eggs and Ham in an attempt to delay something that no one has had a chance yet to try?
2013-09-25 09:10:30 AM  
1 votes:
How many of you championed Wendy Davis?
2013-09-25 08:37:35 AM  
1 votes:
WE GET IT. YOU'RE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.
2013-09-25 08:07:22 AM  
1 votes:

WI241TH: So he's saying once Americans try it, they'll love Obamacare?

Maybe a more apt comparison than he intended...


I'm sure that wasn't his intent but I don't credit the GOP with a lot of intelligence. It would be right up their alley to completely misunderstand the message of a dr. Seuss story.
2013-09-25 07:39:20 AM  
1 votes:
This had better go green.
 
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